Musical performance will debut at State Theatre on Monday, April 14
All around Culpeper.
Land Transfers for the month of March 2014 as recorded by Director W. Jason Kilby at the Culpeper County Assessor's Office.
**INCIDENTS** Attempted Residential Burglary – On March 18th at 1:37PM, officers responded to an apartment located in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a burglary in progress. A resident of the apartment reported to police that she heard someone knocking on her front door.
**UPDATES** Rape | Burglary with Intent to Defile *ARREST* – On March 14th, detectives from the Special Victims Unit were able to identify the suspect involved in the sexual assault which occurred at a residence located in Manassas on March 9th.
Police have a final, confirmed count of passengers in this morning's I-95 bus crash: 58 total passengers plus the driver. The bus driver is being held on a $5,000 unsecured bond at Rappahannock Regional Jail in Stafford County on the reckless driving charge.
At 4:05 a.m. Monday (March 17, 2014), Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 near the 137 mile marker in Stafford County. As of 8:30 a.m., two lanes of southbound traffic are open. A commercial passenger bus was traveling south on I-95 when it ran off the left side of the road and overturned onto its side. Only four of the bus’s 54 passengers suffered serious injuries. None of the passengers’ injuries are life threatening and there are no reported fatalities.
At 4:05 a.m. Monday (March 17, 2014), Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 near the 136 mile marker in Stafford County. The crash involves a commercial passenger bus with at least 50 passengers on board. At least four suffered serious injuries and been transported to a nearby hospital. There are no reported fatalities at this time. State police requested the assistance of Stafford County to provide school buses to transport passengers from the scene and are coordinating to provide shelter from existing weather conditions. Shortly before 5 a.m. passengers began loading the buses and leaving the scene. At this time, all southbound lanes of Interstate 95 are closed to through traffic. Motorists are advised to be prepared for significant traffic delays due to the interstate closure and road conditions resulting from the weather.
At 8:03 a.m. Sunday (March 16, 2014), Virginia State Police was notified of man's body being spotted under the Exit 156 ramp from Dale Boulevard to southbound I-95. Further investigation by the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Fairfax Field Office confirms it is a male subject. Preliminary examination of the body suggests no foul play was involved in the man's death. His remains were transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner for complete examination and autopsy. He was a resident of a nearby homeless encampment.
With another significant snow storm predicted, Culpeper Town Manager Dewey Cashwell will activate, at 10 p.m. Sunday, the town’s Snow Emergency Route plan that prohibits parking and abandoning vehicles on specifically named roads and streets in town.
Police are investigating a bomb threat on the George Mason University Campus. Evacuations have been ordered and Governor's School students are being released to parents due to the continuing investigation. Parents picking up students should bring proof of identification to the Freedom Center. Everyone is safe.
Single-vehicle crash on the Exit 156B ramp leading to Dale Boulevard from Interstate 95. A 2009 Toyota Sienna was traveling south on I-95 when it attempted to take the exit ramp in excess of 100 mph. Its driver lost control and ran off the left side of ramp, struck a guardrail and overturned onto the left shoulder. The minivan came to rest on its roof. Four of the minivan’s seven occupants were ejected from the vehicle. Prior to the vehicle crashing it had been involved in a pursuit initiated by Ft. Belvoir Police. All seven occupants were flown to nearby hospitals – five to Inova Fairfax and two to Washington Memorial Hospital. A 15-year-old female passenger is among those at Inova Fairfax and is being treated for life-threatening injuries. The other six individuals are being treated for serious injuries, but non-life threatening injuries.
As of 6 a.m., the Dale City exit ramp off I-95 was closed after a serious crash following a police chase. At 2 a.m. Tuesday (March 11), Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on the Exit 156B ramp leading to Dale Boulevard from Interstate 95. A minivan was traveling south on I-95 when it attempted to take the exit ramp at a high rate of speed. Its driver lost control and ran off the left side of ramp, struck a guardrail and overturned onto the left shoulder. Four of the minivan’s seven occupants were ejected from the vehicle. Prior to the vehicle crashing it had been involved in a pursuit initiated by Ft. Belvoir Police.